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§ 14-107. Investigations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Office of the State Prosecutor (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 14-107
§ 14-107. Investigations
In general
(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the State Prosecutor may investigate:
(i) a criminal offense under the State election laws;
(ii) a criminal offense under the State Public Ethics Law;
(iii) a violation of the State bribery laws in which an official or employee of the State, a political subdivision of the State, or a bicounty or multicounty unit of the State was the offeror, offeree, or intended offeror or offeree of a bribe;
(iv) an offense constituting criminal malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office committed by an officer or employee of the State, of a political subdivision of the State, or of a bicounty or multicounty unit of the State;
(v) a violation of the State extortion, perjury, or obstruction of justice laws related to an activity described in this paragraph; and
(vi) a criminal offense related to voting in a municipal election under § 4-108.1 of the Local Government Article.
(2) The State Prosecutor may not investigate an offense alleged to have been committed by the State Prosecutor or a member of the State Prosecutor's staff.
(3) The State Prosecutor may investigate an alleged offense under paragraph (1) of this subsection on the State Prosecutor's own initiative or on request of:
(i) the Governor;
(ii) the Attorney General;
(iii) the General Assembly;
(iv) the State Ethics Commission; or
(v) a State's Attorney.
(4) An individual who is advised by the State Prosecutor that the individual is under investigation under paragraph (1)(iv) of this subsection may release this information to the public, as well as any results of the investigation that pertain to the individual.
Investigations by request
(b) On request of the Governor, the Attorney General, the General Assembly, or a State's Attorney, the State Prosecutor may investigate criminal activity that is committed:
(1) partly in the State and partly in another jurisdiction; or
(2) in more than one political subdivision of the State.

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Added by Acts 2008, c. 15, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 50, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 14-107, MD CRIM PROC § 14-107
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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